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Recommended March 7
"Act IV is so extraordinary that we're breaking our rule about recommending only finished games. Probably the best-written video game of all time. A meditation on loss and memory and human connection."
Recommended March 7
"CS & JJ: Superb mechanics and level design marred by subpar narrative elements & frustrating loading. High-chaos Emily is probably the most fun way. JJ: Emily seems like a really bad Empress."
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Recommended March 7
"CS: The apex of the Bethesda game--lots of verbs, lots of player agency, with a questline that feels grand but not urgent. JJ: I've played 300 hours of this game and never finished the main quest."
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Recommended March 7
"JJ & CS: Tragic, funny, sprawling--this is one of the best games ever made. It subverts all your expectations of a role-playing game while also fulfilling them. If ony the combat were better."
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Recommended October 19, 2016
"CS: A showcase title for PSVR from two former Harmonix designers. The first game in a long time that's giving me thumb blisters. JJ: It's very trippy."
Recommended September 6, 2016
"CS: What if “Super Mario Bros.” were “The Road”? Beautiful and disturbing. JJ: Wordless and, without a question, one of 2016’s best games."
Recommended September 6, 2016
"JJ: Historical drama w/o a black-and-white perspective. Action sequences are weak. Chris: Fast-moving, artfully shot and animated. End is unsatisfying."
Recommended March 3, 2016
"JJ: You feel like the star of a John Woo movie. Chris: New mechanics are so rare that I recommend it despite some quibbles."
Recommended February 22, 2016
"Chris: 'Novelistic. Smartly written, a lovely environment. A game by adults for adults.' JJ: 'A very well-written relationship between two characters.'"
Recommended February 22, 2016
"Chris: 'The video game that made me cry the most.' JJ: 'Extraordinary. Probably the most powerful narrative video game that I have ever played.'"